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2,500 job losses as UK cigarette supplier collapses

2,500 job losses as UK cigarette supplier collapses Tue, 28 Nov, 2017

Britain's biggest cigarette wholesaler, Palmer & Harvey (P&H), collapsed into administration on Tuesday, with around 2,500 staff facing redundancy, its administrator PwC announced.
EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo

EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo Mon, 13 Nov, 2017

 European Union foreign ministers approved economic sanctions including an arms embargo on Venezuela on Monday, blaming regional elections last month for deepening the South American country's crisis.
Scores more Saudis detained in $100 billion corruption sweep

Scores more Saudis detained in $100 billion corruption sweep Thu, 09 Nov, 2017

Dozens more people have been taken into custody by Saudi authorities, the kingdom said Thursday, bringing to 201 the number detained in a sweep that investigators say has uncovered at least $100 billion in corruption.
EU pushes for tax blacklist after Paradise Papers leak

EU pushes for tax blacklist after Paradise Papers leak Tue, 07 Nov, 2017

The EU pushed on Tuesday for Europe to draw up a blacklist of tax havens after the "Paradise Papers" revealed loopholes used by Apple and Nike as well as celebrities including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.
Saudi mass arrests jolt markets but many see overdue swoop on corruption

Saudi mass arrests jolt markets but many see overdue swoop on corruption Tue, 07 Nov, 2017

All major Gulf stock markets slid on Tuesday on jitters about Saudi Arabia's sweeping anti-graft purge, a campaign seen by critics as a populist power grab but by ordinary Saudis as an overdue attack on the sleaze of a moneyed ultra-elite.
Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections

Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

Nissan is recalling 1.2 million vehicles in Japan that were produced between October 2014 and September this year to re-inspect them because they had not gone through the proper final checks.

Deadly rocket fire hits near Damascus trade fair

Deadly rocket fire hits near Damascus trade fair Sun, 20 Aug, 2017

Six people were reported dead on Sunday when a rocket hit near an international trade fair in Syria's capital Damascus being held for the first time in five years.

Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case

Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case Thu, 10 Aug, 2017

Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said.

G20 summit begins amid violent protests

G20 summit begins amid violent protests Fri, 07 Jul, 2017

The Group of 20 summit is under way in this northern German city amid violent street protests outside and tensions inside the venue over trade issues and climate change.
Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis

Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis Thu, 06 Jul, 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo's government has formally requested financial support from international donors as it confronts a worsening economic crisis, a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday showed.
EU pulls plug on mobile roaming charges

EU pulls plug on mobile roaming charges Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

The European Union rang in the end of cross-border roaming charges for mobile phone users in the 28-nation bloc on Thursday, hailing it as "one of (its) greatest and most tangible successes".
Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis

Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

Qatar moved Sunday to avoid an escalation of its feud with Gulf neighbours by telling their citizens they are welcome to stay, while boasting of "business as usual" for vital gas exports.
Germany's Merkel talks trade, human rights in Mexico

Germany's Merkel talks trade, human rights in Mexico Sat, 10 Jun, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she spoke with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about two of the country's touchiest subjects: journalist murders and widespread disappearances.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, UAE sever ties with Qatar over 'terrorism'

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, UAE sever ties with Qatar over 'terrorism' Mon, 05 Jun, 2017

Gulf states on Monday cut diplomatic ties with neighbouring Qatar and kicked it out of a military coalition, less than a month after US President Donald Trump visited the region to cement ties with powerhouse Saudi Arabia.
British Airways says computer outage causing global delays

British Airways says computer outage causing global delays Sat, 27 May, 2017

Air travelers faced delays Saturday because of a worldwide computer systems failure at British Airways, the airline said.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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Is Lenin still In? The 100 years after the October Revolution

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of October 1917. As we in the United States try to imagine a revolutionary opposition ...

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